Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of nagging heel pain from small tears in the plantar fascia that runs across the bottom of the foot. These tears usually accumulate over time and cause the tissue to become inflamed and stiff. The pain is often worse in the morning or after standing for long periods.
Traditional treatments for plantar fasciitis have included pain relief medications, orthotics worn in the shoes, steroid shots, and even surgery. Most of these treatments are invasive or offer minimal relief at best.
At Natural Foundations, we have used non-surgical, non-invasive treatments to relieve our patients of plantar fasciitis – once and for all. We have extensive training and experience in cutting edge technologies that don’t just treat symptoms, but actually heal the cause of the foot pain.
After a thorough neuromuscular examination of the function of your feet, including reflexes, muscle control, balance, mechanics of your gait, and alignment of your spine, legs, and ankles, we can prescribe a comprehensive therapeutic regimen that is tailored to your anatomy and condition.
Laser Therapy for Rapid Healing of Plantar Fasciitis
Besides traditional therapies to adjust and realign the feet and ankles, as well as foot massage, we provide therapeutic laser therapy. Often used in sports medicine and physical therapy for top athletes, including the New York Yankees, this advanced treatment uses devices like the M6 Class IV Therapeutic Laser.
This is a pain-free method that stimulates your body’s own healing process, as opposed to temporary pain control. As a result, the injuries to the plantar fascia can actually be permanently healed.
These lasers heal and reduce pain by:
- Promoting cell growth to speed healing
- Increasing blood circulation
- Stimulating nerve function
- Reducing inflammation
- Inhibiting the formation of scar tissue
- Enhancing mobility
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
This therapy uses magnet technology to stimulate the body’s ability to heal injuries to the plantar fascia, as well as reduce heel pain. Using a machine that sends magnetic pulses to the injured area, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy alleviates the condition by getting to the source.
One of the ways this technique works is by stimulating the body to drain fluids that accumulate from inflammation. When the fluid is safely absorbed back into the body, the pressure it has created no longer causes pain, and surgery is not required.